Drinking, Nightlife and Parties 

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


Taste of College Park Food and Wine Festival Admission includes food, beer and wine from Citrus Restaurant, the Tap Room at Dubsdread, the Hangar Bar and Grille, K Restaurant, Tijuana Flats and many more. Be sure to arrive early. 6 p.m. Thursday; Historic Dubsdread Ballroom, 549 W. Par Street; $50;

Alive After Five: Pirate Fest Enjoy some amazingly delicious grog, great food, local artists, vendors, kids zone and live music. Central Florida’s band of pirates, the Rusty Cutlass, will invade Magnolia Square performing authentic sea shanties, pirate songs and contemporary nautical favorites. 5 p.m. Thursday; Magnolia Square, Downtown Sanford; free; 407-302-2586.

Burgers, Beers and Beards Why drink a beer at home by yourself? Join with your bearded brethren from the Orlando Facial Hair Club and rejoice in your shared hair-faced commonalities. 8 p.m. Saturday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800;

Orlando White Party Weekend Featuring cast members from Season Six of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 10 p.m. Friday-Monday; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free-$12; 407-425-7571;

The Crawling Dead Pub Crawl Prosthetics and face painting cost extra at this zombie-themed booze tour of four downtown Orlando venues. Saturday; Location TBA, Downtown Orlando; $10-$20;

Kiwanis Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament for the Eliminate Project Play poker and raise money for charity at the same time. 1 p.m. Saturday; The Firkin and Kegler Entertainment Center, 12850 Waterford Lakes Parkway; $40-$50; 407-620-4887;

5th Annual Food and Wine Festival: Wine Regions of the World The evening will showcase food, wine, live entertainment and a silent auction inspired by five diverse regions of the world. 6 p.m. Saturday; Rosen College of Hospitality Management; 9907 Universal Blvd.; $65; 407-903-8212;


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